There is nothing quite like the aroma and flavor of freshly made bread. If you’re wondering how to make bread, then you’ve come to the right place.
Homemade bread is more flavorful, less expensive, and easier to personalize. As home cooks, we enjoy coming up with new flavors in the kitchen. And making different bread is one way to do this.
Quick and easy bread, Rustic bread, sandwich loaf bread, sourdough bread, no yeast options, sweet bread, and Keto bread are all options. There are lots of options from which to choose.
But, to help you narrow down the must-try bread recipes at home, I’ve created a list of 15 of my favorites.
1. No-Knead Skillet Focaccia
The olive oil keeps it extra moist and topped with aromatic rosemary before being roasted in a skillet for a golden, crispy crust. Oh, and it’s even easy to put together than you may think.
2. Homemade Flatbread
This homemade flatbread contains the same amount of yeast as a traditional bread recipe. It’s been rolled out into a very thin disc and cooked or grilled, like this dish. This recipe would be ideal for a barbecue in your outdoor kitchen as a side dish.
3. Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls
90-minute cheesy garlic dinner rolls are soft and fluffy on the inside, buttery and garlicky on the outside, and stuffed with cheese.
They’re similar to typical dinner rolls but much better. They’ll look great on your dinner table or your holiday dinner menu. There’s nothing quite like it when it’s hot out of the oven.
4. Cinnamon Buns
A great cinnamon bun recipe calls for the proper amount of “schmear,” which keeps the dough moist and sticky and the right amount of dough mixing.
Gale Gand recommends stretching a little piece of dough and holding it up to the light to see if gluten strands appear. Her brown sugar, butter, honey, and cinnamon glaze are the best I’ve made!
5. Easy Homemade Everything Bagels
You don’t know what you’re missing till you’ve tasted a fresh bagel from a local artisan bakery. It’s nothing like the ones you get at the grocery store, wrapped in a plastic bag.
These easy homemade everything bagels with signature seasoning blend on top taste just like bakery-style bagels, but they’re even better because you made them yourself! Plus, preparing bagels at home is a lot simpler than you might think.
6. Pull-Apart Garlic Bread
There’s something about garlic bread that elevates your dinner table to a whole new level of comfort.
But the freshly baked, warm pull-apart garlic bread straight from the oven? That is, without a doubt, the best. The fluffy, buttery, flavorful pull-apart garlic bread melts in your tongue and tears effortlessly for easy sharing.
7. Easy Challah Bread
Nothing compares to the aroma of freshly made bread filling your kitchen. Light, delicate, and fluffy, these braided loaves of traditional easy challah bread have a beautiful golden brown exterior sprinkled with sesame seeds.
It has a strong flavor and a subtle sweetness to it. The actual prep time for this simple three-strand braided challah is about 20 minutes. It’s the ideal side of bread to have on hand for everyday dinners.
8. Air Fryer Beignets
If you want to spice it up, you can make a chocolate or raspberry sauce. Finish with a powdered sugar coating or a fast glaze.
9. Japanese Milk Bread
Japanese milk bread is the lightest, fluffiest, and softest bread you’ll find. It’s the ideal everyday loaf for everything from sandwiches to toast, and it’s one you should try!
This bread is also suitable for everyday use. Although the procedure may appear unique, the combination of that unique method and ingredients make this bread so light and delicate.
10. Green Onion Dinner Rolls
Green onions are abundant in these soft and fluffy quick dinner bread rolls, sprinkled with sea salt flakes for a mouthful of flavor.
These green onion dinner rolls are flaky and buttery, and they’re the perfect accompaniment to any meal. They also only take an hour and a half to prepare and bake. So simple and quick!
11. Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread
This fantastic meal tastes much better when prepared in a cast-iron skillet and served hot at the table.
This cast-iron skillet cornbread recipe has been served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. There are rarely any leftovers, whether with jam and butter or fried chicken on the side!
12. Zucchini Bread with Oats
This zucchini baked with oats recipe makes adding vegetables into your diet easy. It’s ideal for meal prep because all you have to do is heat it and serve!
What’s even better? The excess moisture helps make the oats incredibly moist. There’s no need to squeeze and drain the zucchini for this recipe. It also adds a lovely mild flavor and texture to the dish.
13. Pecan Pie Muffins
Pecan Pie Muffins combine the flavors of a pie and a muffin. Like a small Southern pecan pie, they have a muffin texture with a soft gooey interior. It is one of the most popular recipes in the fall, particularly for Thanksgiving!
14. Garlic Naan Bread
Nothing beats steaming hot garlic naan bread straight from the oven. It’s buttery, garlicky, soft and pillowy, and bursting at the seams with delightfully blistered air pockets. It’s also effortless to make without a tandoor clay oven, requiring less than 15 minutes of prep time.
15. Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns
These light, airy, puffy homemade artisan hamburger buns with black and white sesame seeds are the perfect companion to a juicy hamburger patty. They also just take 30 minutes to prepare and 2 hours rise time. We no longer buy store-bought burger buns because of this good recipe.
people also ask
What gives homemade bread its soft, fluffy texture?
Sugar is a big reason why bread stays soft for a long time. It’s a natural way to make bread more tender, and most importantly, it makes moisture content less. Sugar will make the bread softer and help it stay soft for longer. Sugar can also be used to feed the yeast in bread that is made quickly.
How long should bread be kneaded?
Most recipes suggest to knead the dough by hand for 10–12 mins or in a mixer for 8–10 mins. If you’ve been kneading the dough for that long, you can be pretty sure you’ve finished your job.
If I add more yeast, does the bread rise higher?
Bread rises because carbon dioxide gas is produced by yeast consuming the flour’s starches and sugars. The bread keeps getting larger because the yeast is growing and making more carbon dioxide.
You may find hundreds of bread recipes online. And I had to admit that I was completely overwhelmed. But now I’ve discovered my favorite bread recipes, which vary from yeasty Rustic bread to no yeast bread recipes, Keto bread, and the 15 I mentioned above.
Making homemade bread is one of my favorite things to do since you can personalize it to your preferences. Don’t be turned off by the idea of baking bread. Because with the right recipe, it’s a lot easier than you may imagine.
Looking for more keto breads? Kelly Herring put together a whole cookbook of them! Battle tested by her and her family, you can check out more details on the best keto breads here.
What’s your favorite bread recipe? Let me know in the comments!